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ENCHANTED SKIES STAR PARTY 2018 SCHEDULE

Changes to the schedule will appear here, so check this page to keep up-to-date.
Items will be added as plans are firmed up.


Day 1: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
ATStart:0546  Sunrise:0709  Moonrise:0735  Sunset:1842  Moonset:1930  ATEnd:2005
(AT=Astronomical twilight, of course.)

AT STAR VILLAGE

1300 Welcome Tent opens.
Check in and pick up information packet at the Welcome Tent.
1900 Entry gate to Star Village closes for the night.
All Night Dark sky observing at Star Village.

There will be no food service for Star Village today.


Day 2: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
ATStart:0547  Sunrise:0710  Moonrise:0839  Sunset:1841  ATEnd:2004  Moonset:2006

AT STAR VILLAGE

1100 Welcome Tent opens.
Check in and pick up information packet at the Welcome Tent.
1130-1200 Pre-ordered box lunches arrive.
1300 Car caravan to Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) leaves from Star Village (pre-arranged participants ONLY).
1400 Required briefing and safety lecture for trip to Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO).
1430 Car caravan to MRO leaves from Star Village (pre-arranged participants ONLY).
1900 Entry gate to Star Village closes.
2100-2300 Assisted Observing near the big tent.
All Night Dark sky observing at Star Village.

AT MRO (pre-arranged participants ONLY)

1530 Arrive at MRO.
1545-1800 Tours of the 2.4m telescope and the interferometer.
1830 Begin setting up for observing on South Baldy.
2230 Car caravan leaves MRO down the mountain for those not wanting to stay the night.
All Night Dark sky observing at MRO.

AT VLA (pre-arranged participants ONLY)

1330-1600 VLA VIP tour.


Day 3: Thursday, October 11, 2018
ATStart:0548  Sunrise:0711  Moonrise:0941  Sunset:1840  ATEnd:2003  Moonset:2044

AT STAR VILLAGE

1100 Welcome Tent opens.
Check in and pick up information packet at the Welcome Tent.
1130-1200 Pre-ordered box lunches arrive.
1300 Car caravan to Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) leaves from Star Village (pre-arranged participants ONLY).
1400 Required breifing and safety lecture for trip to Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO).
1430 Car caravan to MRO leaves from Star Village (pre-arranged participants ONLY).
1900 Entry gate to Star Village closes.
2100-2300 Assisted Observing near the big tent.
All Night Dark sky observing at Star Village.

AT MRO (pre-arranged participants ONLY)

1530 Arrive at MRO.
1545-1800 Tours of the 2.4-Meter telescope and interferometer.
1830 Begin setting up for observing on South Baldy.
2230 Car caravan leaves MRO down the mountain for those not wanting to stay the night.
All Night Dark sky observing at MRO.

AT VLA (pre-arranged participants ONLY)

1330-1600 VLA VIP tour.


Day 4: Friday, October 12, 2018
ATStarts:0548  Sunrise:0712  Moonrise:1041  Sunset:1838  ATEnds:2002  Moonset:2125

AT STAR VILLAGE

1100 Welcome Tent opens.
Check in and pick up information packet at the Welcome Tent.
1900 Entry gate to Star Village closes.
2100-2300 Sweet treats and hot drinks available.
Assisted observing near the big tent.
All Night Dark sky observing at Star Village.

AT THE LYCEUM

1300-1700 Guest speakers at the Lyceum.
Guests and schedule to be determined.

There will be no food service at Star Village today.


Day 5: Saturday, October 13, 2018
ATStart:0549  Sunrise:0713  Moonrise:1139  Sunset:1837  ATEnd:2000  Moonset:2208

AT STAR VILLAGE

1000 Pancake breakfast.
1100 Welcome Tent opens.
Check in and pick up information packet at the Welcome Tent.
1300-1700 Guest speakers at Star Village.
Speakers to be determined.
1700 Door prize drawings.
1700-1900 Gate open for Saturday night only registrants.
1730-1900 Cowboy supper.
Drums and flute during supper.
1830 Star talkers.
1900 Entry gate to Star Village closes.
2000 Green LASER Tour.
2100-2300 Assisted Observing near the big tent.
All Night Dark sky observing at Star Village.


Sunday, October 14, 2018
ATStart:0550  Sunrise:0713  Moonrise:1234  Sunset:1836  ATEnd:1959  Moonset:2254

AT STAR VILLAGE

0800 That's all folks! The camp facilities will be shut down and hauled away, but the site is on public land and you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

There will be no food service at Star Village today.



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SPEAKER NOTES:
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2018-08-12